|Teaching critical and creative thinking : an introduction to programs and practices - Tishman, Shari|
Keywords: Creative thinking; Gifted children; Creative thinking
|NASA Langely Lecture - Mark L. Fox|
This is my lecture to several 100 NASA employees on Creativity and Innovation
Keywords: NASA; Creativity; Creative Thinking
|Meet Mark L. Fox and Introduction to Systematic Idea Generation - Mark L. Fox|
This video allows you to get to know me and my business. It also introduces you to The Systematic Idea Generation Methodology
Keywords: Creative Thinking; Workshop; Creative
|NASA Lecture QT - Mark L. Fox|
Here are some highlights from my lecture at NASA Langley Research Center in June of 2005. This will give you a glimpse into the type of material we cover in the "Sly as a Fox" Series.
Keywords: NASA; Creative Thinking
|NASA Langley Lecture - Mark L. Fox|
This video shows the highlights of my lecture I gave to several hundred NASA employees at Langley Research Center. The lecture was on Creativity adn Innovation adn was given in June 2005.
Keywords: Creative Thinking; Creativity; NASA; Brainstorming; Creative Thinking Workshop
|NASA Langley Lecture - Mark L. Fox|
This video shows the highlights of my lecture I gave to several hundred NASA employees at Langley Research Center. The lecture was on Creativity adn Innovation adn was given in June 2005.
Keywords: Creative Thinking; Creativity; NASA; Brainstorming; Creative Thinking Workshop
|ERIC ED262508: Creativity and the Creative Process. 1985 Digest, Revised. - ERIC|
The digest explores the nature of the creative process. It begins with background information which notes the importance of seeing the familiar in a new light and the possibility on non-acceptance of the creative act. Four basic abilities necessary for creativity and problem solving are identified: (1) fluency, (2) flexibility, (3) elaboration, and (4) originality. Guidelines are offered parents and teachers regarding ways to foster creativity, including allowing flexibility in scheduling, liste...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Elementary Secondary Education
|Teaching thinking : enhancing learning : a resource book for schools, ECS to grade 12 - Alberta. Curriculum Branch|
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Keywords: Education; Creative thinking; Problem solving; Thought and thinking; Critical thinking
|ERIC ED318987: Historical Shifts in the Use of Analogy in Science. Technical Report No. 498. - ERIC|
Noting that analogy is widely considered to be an important mechanism of scientific thinking and a source of creative insight in theory development, this report considers the implicit constraints that determine analogical soundness. The report first examines the constraints that govern analogical reasoning as it is predicated currently. The report then traces the scientific uses of analogy through three time periods and contrasts the styles of analogizing practice by scientists at different poin...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Analogy; Cognitive Style; Creative Thinking; Science History; Scientific Methodology; Scientists; Thinking Skills
|ERIC ED237520: Review of Problem-Solving Skills. - ERIC|
This review considers the question as to whether there are generic problem-solving skills that cut across fields or whether the skills are so embedded within specific fields that they can be identified only within the contexts of those fields. To answer this question, an attempt was made to define both "problems" and their "solutions." Then the evidence for the existence of general problem-solving skills that are independent from any specific field was examined...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Processes; Creative Thinking; Critical Thinking; Measurement Techniques; Problem Solving; Productive Thinking; Research Methodology
|ERIC ED297295: Teaching for Thinking: An Annotated Resource List. No. 9605. Linking R&D to Practice. - ERIC|
The material contained in this annotated resource list is intended to provide information upon which decisions about teaching thinking can be made, not to recommend or point to a particular path. The sources are organized around four groups of questions frequently asked by those responsible for making such decisions: (1) What are the components of thinking? (2) What programs are available to teach thinking? (3) What are some resources and publications devoted to thinking? and (4) Why teach think...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Annotated Bibliographies; Convergent Thinking; Creative Thinking; Critical Thinking; Elementary Secondary Education; Theory Practice Relationship
|ERIC ED272271: Reflections on Reflective Abstractions in Creative Thinking. - ERIC|
This report proposes a modification of Jean Piaget's concept of "creative abstraction," the mechanism of creative thought, which develops both intelligence and creative ideas. By reflecting on one's actions and the coordinations of actions, the individual constructs new relationships, links, rules, or correspondences between and among them. Reflective abstraction is important both in the growth and development of young children and in the creative work of adults...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Abstract Reasoning; Cognitive Development; Creative Thinking; Gifted; Imagination; Individual Development; Piagetian Theory; Problem Solving
|ERIC ED260982: Creativity and Skill. - ERIC|
It is frequently maintained that creativity involves flexibility, spontaneity, and divergent thinking. Contrary to this commonly held notion, rules play a central role in creativity. For example, in art most work is not revolutionary but rather takes place within a framework of rules dictated by a tradition, a school, or a style. Skills, too, are part of the realm of creativity. Skills are not simply habits which, once learned, become automatic...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Art Expression; Creative Development; Creative Expression; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Skill Analysis; Skills
|ERIC ED309715: Instructional Consultation in Postsecondary Education: Problems and Solutions Discussed by Professors and Consultants. - ERIC|
Instructional consultation in postsecondary institutions is explored by examining problem solving behaviors of instructional consultants and their faculty clients. Study goals were to: determine whether instructional consultants or the faculty clients guide the discussion during instructional consultation; describe the issues discussed by instructional consultants and the faculty clients during instructional consultation; and determine how much emphasis is placed upon problem solving during inst...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Faculty; Conflict Resolution; Consultants; Creative Thinking; Decision Making; Higher Education; Leadership; Problem Solving
|ERIC ED306540: The Suggestion Circle: A Method for Solving Classroom Problems in Reading and Language Arts--Or Any Other Area! - ERIC|
In almost every classroom there is a minority of children that, regardless of effort, teachers have difficulty working with. The "Suggestion Circle" is a method for soliciting streamlined, on-focus ideas for solving classroom problems with the help of colleagues. In the Suggestion Circle there are three roles for people: the person who has the problem (the "listener"); the people providing solutions (the "experts"); and the "leader" who keeps the group on task and serves as the recorder of ideas...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Thinking; Elementary Education; Group Guidance; Problem Solving; Teacher Response
|ERIC ED258375: The Effectiveness of Creative Experiences in Enhancing Creative Development. - ERIC|
To examine the effectiveness of two types of creative experiences in 53 primary grade gifted students, pre- and post data were gathered in imaginative writing/puppetry classes and creative problem solving classes using the divergent thinking scales of the Structure of Intellect. Individual covariance by group and sex were used to analyze the changes. The creative problem solving class was found to be more effective in enhancing creativity scores...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Divergent Thinking; Gifted; Primary Education; Program Effectiveness; Sex Differences
|ERIC ED204015: Creative Thinking and the Education of Young Children: The Fourth Basic Skill. - ERIC|
It is the responsibility of the early childhood educator to ensure that creative thinking is part of the preschool curriculum because of its beneficial effects on academic and social learning in the young child. There are basically seven strategies that can be used to facilitate creative thinking in young children. These strategies are: (1) allowing children to use physical objects in their own ways; (2) having adults model creative play behavior; (3) providing time for children to explore; (4) ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Day Care; Preschool Children; Preschool Education; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED368016: Creativity and Consciousness in Problem Solving: Creative Cognition and the Modular Mind. - ERIC|
While little is known about the processes of creative cognition or about the structure of human memory, scholars do understand the immense task of unraveling the cortical structure and function of the human brain. Existing literature on creativity appears to obscure the processes of creativity far more than it clarifies the creative act. However, intrapersonal problem solving should be examined from a cognitive perspective...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Creativity Research; Higher Education; Models; Neurological Organization; Problem Solving
|ERIC ED281645: The Relationship of Selected Temperament Characteristics to Creative Potential in Preschool Children. - ERIC|
In this study, the relationship of selected characteristics of temperament and ideational fluency in preschool children was explored. Subjects were 58 children ranging in age from 46 to 72 months, with a sample mean age of 57 months. All subjects were given the Multidimensional Stimulus Fluency Measure (MSFM), a test of ideational fluency. Their parents filled out the Behavioral Style Questionnaire, an assessment of preschool children's temperament...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Ability; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Creativity Research; Personality; Preschool Children; Preschool Education
|ERIC ED288790: Thinking through the Arts: A Comprehensive Arts in Education Program. - ERIC|
This paper describes a model education program in art education. The goals of the program are to: (1) encourage higher levels of thinking; (2) increase knowledge of arts terminology, style, and concepts; and (3) develop the characteristics of creative thinking, in students from kindergarten through high school. The teaching focus requires the infusion of arts-making and arts-responding activities into the humanities, science, and mathematics curricula...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Art Education; Creative Thinking; Elementary Secondary Education; Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary Approach; Synthesis; Visual Arts
|ERIC ED347558: The Pupil and Poetry. - ERIC|
Pupils should develop a thorough appreciation for poetry. Poetry may be correlated with different curriculum areas in elementary schools, such as science, math, and health. Students can be introduced to various poetic forms, such as couplets, triplets, limericks, haiku, and free verse. Teachers should encourage experimentation and novel ideas in the writing of poetry. Various teaching methods can be attempted to foster an understanding of imagery among students...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Thinking; Creative Writing; Elementary Education; Imagery; Interdisciplinary Approach; Literature Appreciation; Metaphors; Poetry
|ERIC ED351684: Deconstruction Literary Theory and a Creative Reading of "The Great Gatsby." - ERIC|
Through the mid-1980s, resistance to contemporary literary theory (especially Jacques Derrida's philosophy of deconstruction) took the form of a bitter debate that enlivened literary journals and Modern Language Association meetings. The debate continues even today, with traditional literary critics rejecting deconstruction as nihilistic and progressive critics and composition teachers enthusiastically embracing the theory because of its philosophical and pedagogical parallel with the process-or...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Characterization; Creative Thinking; Higher Education; Literary Criticism; Reader Text Relationship; United States Literature
|2015Feb24 - Creative Thinking for Better Problem Solving - Training Programme on "Seed Production Technology of Major Crops", organized at SAMETI, Hyderabad, for the officers of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, by Director, ATMA, Agriculture Technology Management Agency, Andhra Pradesh. - Prof. V. Viswanadham|
2015Feb24 - Creative Thinking for Better Problem Solving - Training Programme on "Seed Production Technology of Major Crops", organized at SAMETI, Hyderabad, for the officers of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, by Director, ATMA, Agriculture Technology Management Agency, Andhra Pradesh. This is a live audio recording of the session, conducted in an interactive manner. A power point presentation was used and those who are interested in having a copy of the same are re...
Keywords: Creative Thinking for Better Problem Solving; SAMETI; ATMA; Andhra Pradesh; Hyderabad; Prof. V. Viswanadham
|ERIC ED341076: How Language, Image, and Detail Teach. - ERIC|
A teacher reports that during the process of writing a novel, he saw the creative link connecting language, image, and detail. He generated details from the images and language that preceded them. The initial envisioning often flickered erratically until he had generated enough language to place himself in a detailed scene. He has found that in any narrative he writes, the visual and verbal modes of thought run side by side, and a first draft emerges eventually...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Thinking; Creative Writing; Higher Education; Revision (Written Composition); Visualization; Writing Improvement; Writing Instruction
|ERIC ED276719: Teacher Thinking: The Development of Skill in Using Two Models of Teaching and Model-Relevant Thinking. - ERIC|
The purpose of this study was to learn about teachers' thinking processes as they attempted to implement in their classrooms two recently acquired models of teaching. The first, the concept attainment strategy, focused on having students categorize people, places, or events into classes according to certain cues provided by positive or negative exemplars. The second, the synectics strategy, had the teacher lead students through a series of direct analogies, personal analogies, and compressed con...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Processes; Creative Thinking; Decision Making; Teacher Behavior; Teachers; Teaching Methods; Transfer of Training
|NASA SCI Files - Brainstorming - NASA LaRC Office of Education|
NASA Sci Files segment explaining how brainstorming works to help students think creatively and come up with solutions to solve problems.
Keywords: NASA Sci Files; Solutions; Inventions; Inventors; Brainstorming; Creative Thinking; Ideas; Record; Problem; Evaluate; Aeronautics; Data
|ERIC ED192905: A Creatively Creative Taxonomy on Creativity: A New Model of Creativity and Other Novel Forms of Behavior. - ERIC|
Some of the most used, misused, and abused terms in contemporary education are the words "create,""creative," and "creativity." One way of understanding creativity is to reject the current practice of assuming that creative behavior is directly caused by some special kind of mental operation called "creative thinking." What can be accepted is the fact that individuals constantly produce unique and new behaviors and prodwcts...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classification; Cognitive Processes; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Criteria; Evaluative Thinking; Psychological Characteristics; Theories
|Design as a catalyst for learning - Davis, Meredith (Meredith J.)|
Papers based on research conducted by the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
Keywords: Creative thinking; Design; Problem solving; Active learning; Curriculum planning; Educational change
|ERIC ED297485: The Future Problem Solving Program: An Investigation of Effects on Problem Solving Ability. - ERIC|
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the Future Problem Solving Program on gifted students' ability to solve futuristic problems. Two specific research questions were asked. The first question dealt with the effects of the Future Problem Solving Program on subjects' total score on an ill-structured problem. Question two asked which components of the Future Problem Solving process differed across groups...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Futures (of Society); Gifted; Intermediate Grades; Problem Solving; Program Effectiveness
|ERIC ED317947: Cognitive Processes in Creativity. Occasional Paper No. 18. - ERIC|
What are creative people like? There is evidence that four personality traits appear to differentiate more creative from less creative people: devotion to work, independence, drive for originality, and flexibility. Creative people do not have higher intelligence quotients (IQs) or get better school grades than others--in fact, no cognitive abilities have been identified which reliably distinguish between creative and non-creative people...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Ability; Cognitive Processes; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Creativity Research; Motivation; Personality Traits
|ERIC ED349600: Teaching Creativity for Right Brain and Left Brain Thinkers. - ERIC|
Right brain and left brain dominant people process information differently and need different techniques to learn how to become more creative. Various exercises can help students take advantage of both sides of their brains. Students must feel comfortable and unthreatened to reach maximal creativity, and a positive personal relationship with classmates and teacher should be fostered. Grading should be suspended for the first attempts, as students learn techniques and gain confidence...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advertising; Brain Hemisphere Functions; Class Activities; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Creativity Research; Higher Education; Undergraduate Students; Writing Exercises
|ERIC ED258186: The Relationship between the Originality of Essays and Variables in the Problem-Discovery Process: A Study of Creative and Noncreative Middle School Students. - ERIC|
Studies of creativity have generally dealt with the creative act, typically defined as the statistically infrequent approach to problem solving. A study was conducted to determine whether a relationship exists between problem discovery and originality of the written product, and whether problem-finding behavior may be observed in student writers. The subjects were matched pairs of middle school students...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Processes; Creative Activities; Creative Expression; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Creativity Research; Discovery Processes; Essays; Problem Solving; Writing (Composition)
|ERIC ED243896: Implications of Theory for Instruction in Problem Solving. - ERIC|
Cognitive theories of problem solving and suggestions made by cognitive psychologists regarding how to teach problem solving are reviewed. Theories and suggestions from creativity research are also considered. The results are summarized in terms of a description of how high levels of proficiency in problem solving are acquired and how problem solving skills might best be taught, keeping in mind a distinction between well- and ill-structured problems...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Aptitude; Cognitive Processes; Creative Thinking; Creativity Research; Instructional Materials; Pattern Recognition; Problem Solving; Teaching Methods; Theories
|ERIC ED221301: Facilitating Creative Thought through Object Play in Young Children. - ERIC|
The intent of this article is to describe the basic processes used by the child in order to create and imagine; to explain the significance of objects for encouraging creativity, imagination, and intellectual growth; and to show how creative thinking is nurtured using the world of objects. Five reasons are advanced to support the claim that the object world of the young child is fundamental to creative thinking and imagination...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Cognitive Processes; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Imagination; Play; Teacher Role; Teaching Methods; Young Children
|ERIC ED260466: Imaging: Insight Engineering. - ERIC|
Imaging is the process of creating mental pictures that can be scanned as people would scan a current event. It is a real, powerful personal process, which has been used in medicine, science, health care, sports, creativity, education, and other areas. On a day-to-day level, imaging can be used to engineer insights regarding self-concept, interaction with others, and resolving interpersonal conflicts...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Thinking; Eidetic Imagery; Imagination; Interpersonal Communication; Intuition; Perception; Problem Solving; Self Esteem; Self Expression; Social Behavior; Visualization
|ERIC ED292989: Cognitive Skills and Vocational Interests of Intermediate Adolescents. - ERIC|
The relationships between vocational interests and cognitive skills were explored through a study of the measured interests and thinking skills of 63 eighth-grade students. Verified scores on the ACT Interest Inventory were correlated with logic, insight, divergent-thinking, and creative-thinking test scores as well as with scores on measures of IQ and achievement. Two patterns of relationship were found...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Career Education; Cognitive Ability; Creative Thinking; Divergent Thinking; Grade 6; Intelligence; Intermediate Grades; Vocational Education; Vocational Interests
|ERIC ED347588: Critical Thinking and Teaching Business People. - ERIC|
Although academia has been concerned with the need to expand the use of critical thinking skills in the secondary and collegiate curricula, it has paid little attention to the application of critical thinking skills in adult business education. Challenges for an instructor teaching a class of business executives as opposed to a class of undergraduates include: (1) the varied educational background of the executives; (2) their business experiences; (3) their desire for information they can use in...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Business; Cognitive Processes; Creative Thinking; Critical Thinking; Higher Education; Persuasive Discourse; Professional Training; Seminars; Thinking Skills
|ERIC ED296449: Developing Children's Creativity, Thinking, and Interests. Strategies for the District, School, and Classroom. - ERIC|
To foster individual development, educators must seek the gifts in every child, in those not demonstrating academic abilities as well as in the most brilliant. Instead of stifling thinking, creativity, and interest development, educators must encourage these behaviors. Currently, a big discrepancy exists between the child's potential and what schools actually value or stimulate. This bulletin first examines some barriers to developing children's creativity, thinking, and interests, such as low s...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Childhood Interests; Cognitive Development; Creative Thinking; Curiosity; Elementary Secondary Education; Expectation; Imagination; Individual Differences; Interdisciplinary Approach
|ERIC ED237958: Metaphor and Transformation: The Problem of Creative Thought. Technical Report No. 300. - ERIC|
An examination of the introspective evidence of artists and scientists on their creative processes suggests that determining the causes underlying the transformation of material in thought is the key for understanding creativity. A similar problem underlies the transformational process of understanding metaphor. T.S. Kuhn's view of scientific revolutions and the nature of thought in dreams provides evidence for transformations in thought under the impact of experiential anomalies...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cerebral Dominance; Comprehension; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Creativity Research; Imagination; Metaphors; Models; Reading Research; Scientific Concepts; Self Expression; Theories
|The Facts: Thinking & Making Art part 2|
Music story about writing music Referring to: Beethoven, absolute music, programmatic, sexual roles, purpose of art. Written by lenore von stein lenore von stein, singet, narrator andrew bolotowsky, flute beth griffith, singer
Keywords: music; lenore von stein; andrew bolotowsky; beth griffith; mnnnyc; the facts; creative thinking; music composition; scott henkle
|ERIC ED281109: Environmental Cues in Children's Creative Thinking. - ERIC|
Divergent thinking tests are probably the most commonly used measure of children's creative thinking. A study was conducted to examine the influence of environmental cues on the divergent thinking of children between the ages of 11 and 13. All subjects received the Uses, Instances, and Line-Meanings divergent thinking tests. Each test involved three questions for a total of nine divergent thinking tasks administered to the subjects in their classrooms...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Classroom Environment; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Cues; Divergent Thinking; Elementary Education; Environmental Influences; Preadolescents; Predictive Validity; Testing Problems
|ERIC ED319039: Imagery: A Neglected Correlate of Reading Instruction. - ERIC|
Imagery has a significant role in cognitive development. Reading research has established the fact that good readers image spontaneously and that there is a high interrelationship between overall preference for a story, the amount of text-related imagery in the story, comprehension, and recall. Imagery researchers agree that everyone is capable of imaging. As with any other skill, using imagery effectively appears to be a matter of practice...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Development; Creative Thinking; Imagination; Instructional Innovation; Learning Strategies; Reading Instruction; Skill Development; Thinking Skills; Visualization
|ERIC ED370868: A Peace Museum as a Center for Peace Education: What Do Japanese Students Think of Peace Museums? Peace Education Miniprints No. 50. - ERIC|
This paper discusses present trends and possibilities in the peace museum field. The document is based on a collection of written opinions of Japanese students on peace museums, visits to peace museums in other countries, and a position on a peace museum and center for peace education in Japan. Peace museums throughout the world show that they can play a role as centers for peace education, not only in the community but also in its schools...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Community Resources; Creative Thinking; Critical Thinking; Elementary Secondary Education; Foreign Countries; Museums; Social Science Research; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED335155: Differences in Creative Thinking between Japanese and American Fifth Grade Children. - ERIC|
This study compared the creative thinking areas of flexibility and fluency of fifth grade Japanese and American children. A new instrument for cross-cultural settings, consisting of ten flexibility items and six fluency items, was constructed and administered to fifth graders. The results indicated that there were no differences in fluency between the 73 Japanese and 41 American children, but American children scored higher in flexibility than did Japanese children...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Creativity Tests; Cross Cultural Studies; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Foreign Countries; Grade 5
|ERIC ED198489: Unicorns and Dragons: Using Guided Imagery in the Classroom. - ERIC|
A variety of classroom activities are offered in this paper as ways of exercising children's imaginations. Following a discussion of the need for developing creative thinking in children, some ways to establish the freedom or atmosphere to begin fantasies are offered and a guided fantasy technique for classroom use is outlined. The second half of the paper contains several examples of fantasies that teachers and group leaders have used to facilitate the growth of the imagination...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Child Development; Children; Class Activities; Creative Thinking; Elementary Education; Fantasy; Imagination; Language Arts; Pretend Play
|ERIC ED363572: Critical Thinking as Creativity. Resource Publication Series 4 No. 5. - ERIC|
Creative thinking and critical thinking are often thought of as two distinct, separate processes; however, each is a necessary component of the other. The challenge of critical thinking as creativity is to identify and transcend the nonessential criteria associated with the domain in which the critical thinking is exercised while not abandoning essential criteria. Analogical reasoning and metaphorical thinking are important to creative thinking...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Creative Thinking; Creativity; Critical Thinking; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Teacher Role; Teaching Methods; Thinking Skills
|Creativity In Your Pocket - D'Arcy Mayo|
This short book was first published in Australia where it was used in a community college courese such as "Kick-Start Your Creativity" and "Creative Business Writing"
Keywords: creativity; creative thinking; meditation; how to be creative; spirituality in action; spirituality; motivating words; d'arcy mayo
|ERIC ED357399: The Brainstorming Myth. - ERIC|
Noting that brainstorming remains a very popular means of idea generation despite considerable research evidence to the contrary, this paper attempts to debunk the brainstorming myth by first critically reviewing the claims advocating brainstorming and the data supporting these claims. The paper discusses the social science research relevant to brainstorming groups versus nominal groups (which are composed of individuals who do not interact), followed by a review of the explanations that have be...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Brainstorming; Communication Research; Creative Thinking; Elementary Secondary Education; Group Dynamics; Higher Education; Literature Reviews; Nominal Group Technique
|ERIC ED306550: A Guide to Developing Higher Order Thinking across the Curriculum. - ERIC|
This guide (developed in response to a mandate from the Iowa General Assembly) is designed to help faculties and administrators in developing curriculum and improving instruction in higher order thinking skills. The guide synthesizes the varied and not always consistent ideas about thinking into an approach that will be useful to educators as they work to infuse higher order thinking into their teaching...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Processes; Creative Thinking; Critical Thinking; Curriculum Design; Curriculum Guides; Elementary Secondary Education; Skill Development; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED359709: On the Nature of Expertise. - ERIC|
This paper on the nature of expertise discusses implications of findings of an earlier study into the problem-solving, problem-finding and thought processes of 3 groups: 20 professional artists (experts), 20 semiprofessional artists (non-experts), and 20 non-artists (novices), each group consisting of 10 male and 10 female adults. Subjects were all given a "game" and instructed to "do whatever you like with it" and then asked later to verbally recount their mental processes as they observed a vi...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adults; Aesthetic Values; Artists; Cognitive Processes; Creative Development; Creative Thinking; Problem Solving; Talent; Visual Arts